ENTERTAINING: Wines For St. Patrick’s Day

Pinot Blanc with corned beef and cabbage? Who knew? Wine available from/photo courtesy of EnglewoodWineMerchants.com. Pondering what to serve with your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? We’ve combined tips from Natalie McLean, James Beard award-winning writer of Nat Decants, with our own recommendations: COCKTAILS Irish whiskey cocktails -or- Irish Beers (you can serve the beers throughout…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Sweets For Fun & Gifts

How about some special treats for St. Patrick’s Day? There are shamrock cookies and petit fours, green marshmallows and malt balls. There’s a jumbo caramel apple rolled in chocolate and green chips, and Irish Crunch popcorn. For those who like elegant chocolates, we tried some terrific ones in appropriately green boxes. See all of our…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Irish Cream Icing

Make a white chocolate frosting with Irish cream liqueur. Photo courtesy of Equinox Maple Flakes.   Celebrate the 17th with Irish Cream Icing. You can bake or buy brownies or a loaf cake and add this tasty homemade topping. Take 1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey’s) and 8 ounces of top-quality white chocolate.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: St. Patrick’s Day Eggs

You don’t have to hunt for green bagels for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. Start your day with a nutritious green breakfast by adding pesto sauce to the eggs beaten for scrambled eggs, omelets, a frittata or quiche. Mix in one teaspoon per egg. Decorate the plate with fresh basil or spinach leaves, and you’ll start…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Shamrock Cookies For St. Patrick’s Day

Bite me, I’m Irish. Shamrock cookies from Elenis.com.   Make St. Pat’s cookies: You’ve got plenty of time to find a shamrock cookie cutter before the St. Patrick’s Day festivities begin. Then, bake up a batch of delicious butter cookies. If you don’t have a shamrock cookie cutter, you can default to regular shapes with…
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